I have been working on my sewing space for a little while now and I think it is ready for the camera. It’s a bit cramped so its not perfect, but I wanted to share it anyway. I have dreams of a separate studio with a MASSIVE drafting and cutting table and comfy lounge chairs. Unfortunately for now, that is just not in the cards. Someday…
For now, I have figured out something that will work in the small space I have. There are still things I would like to do for better organization, but it’s working right now. I nabbed a round table for $15 at a yard sale a few years back and decided it would be perfect for my sewing table. I cut in in half and attached it flush to the wall so I can have 2 sewing machines set up at a time (between my mother and I we have 4 sewing machines… we might have a problem). I found these cute hanging basket shelves and have assigned them to all the bits and bobs I don’t feel like having out all the time. I also store specific projects neatly so I don’t have a jumble on my cutting table all the time. I have an issue with multiple projectitis.
Here she is in all her glory (machine #2 is getting a much needed cleaning):
For my cutting space, I found an old door at the local ReStore for a few bucks and cut it to fit my cutting mats. I built a simple frame out of scrap wood in the garage and attached wheels so I can move it around. I covered the door in a tablecloth and attached velcro to the corners. I put velcro on the backs of my cutting mats and put them on the new table. Now, I have a decent sized cutting table/ work surface and I can remove the mats anytime for other projects!
I would love to see other work spaces to give me ideas on improving mine. I also hope I gave you a few ideas for your maker space. Leave pics and ideas in the comments!